For most Milwaukee County homeowners, spring, and certainly summer, is the completion is closing in … of fireplace season, that is.
Many homeowners in Milwaukee County shutter the flue for several months in March or early April. Before doing so, ask yourself: Isn’t this a perfect chance to ensure the chimney is ready for October or November, when the fireplace is relit?
Yes, for a big reason beyond the ordinary precautions of chimney safety and maintenance.
Through April 18 – yes, Tax Day – Quality Fireplace will forego the $100 trip charge for a preventive maintenance chimney scan at your Milwaukee County place in Milwaukee County. Unlike Uncle Sam, the certified, experienced specialists at Quality Fireplace want to leave more money in your pocket.
A chimney scan is recommended for multiple reasons. Identifying extreme creosote accumulation can thwart a dangerous chimney fire. Detecting cracks or gaps in flue tiles allows repairs before the problem deteriorates and becomes more expensive. The National Fire Protection Association recommends annual chimney inspections for homes with wood-burning fireplaces.
A chimney scan uses a video camera to record a 360-degree record of your chimney’s condition. If areas of concern are found, you’ll receive the photos via e-mail. You’ll also get an estimate for fixing the issue; a chimney liner is usually the easiest, most cost-effective answer.
A chimney’s interior has to be largely clean for the scan to work. A quick visual check will determine if your chimney needs sweeping; if so, the charge for chimneys in Milwaukee County is $199 to sweep masonry chimneys, and $150 for prefab structures.
The full procedure of scanning and sweeping, if necessary a chimney can take a couple hours. Afterward, you’ll rest easy knowing your chimney is prepared for fall fireplace usage; if repairs or maintenance are needed, you’ll know the cost and extent.
Some might call this “peace of mind.” Add in the $100 trip charge savings, and “piece of cake” comes to mind, too. After all, who couldn’t use an extra hundred bucks around Tax Day?
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